International volunteering for 18-25 year olds

International Service ICS

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International Service is a development charity that has been changing lives for the better for more than 60 years by empowering some of the world's poorest and most marginalised people.

In particular, the organisation works to protect and promote the rights of women, people with disabilities, children and young people and other disadvantaged groups.

Destination countries

With International Service ICS, you could go to:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Ghana

Types of project

With International Service ICS, you could work alongside local volunteers on a range of projects designed around community need. For example:

  • You could get involved with practical hands-on activities and workshops
  • Or be more 'office-based' – e.g. conducting research, designing training or contributing to strategic work that reaches hundreds or even thousands of people

How it works

You'll be part of a small group of around five volunteers from the UK, headed by a team leader.

Placements last for 12 weeks and start in January, April, July and September.

Team Leader placements last for up to 12 months, and it's desirable that Team Leader applicants speak the language of the destination country.


Find out about more ICS overseas volunteering placements in Afica, Asia, Central and South America.